With IBS, the rule is: ‘there are no rules’
…. there is only the patient. Mandy wrote to me recently to tell me how much better her diarrhoea had been since she started taking Questran, a ion exchange resin … Continue reading
Could you run an IBS Self Help Group?
According to patient testimony, IBS is not well managed by the NHS. Patients complain that they are not listened to, treated as if they are a nuisance, discharged as soon as … Continue reading
Does you doctor always know best or can you sort something out between you?
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines, of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) … Continue reading
Being aware of what is happening: the mindful route to IBS relief.
Mindfulness is not some new age religion. We don’t have to sitting cross-legged on cushions in a darkened room with candles and incense sticks and chant mantras. Mindfulness can be … Continue reading
Cooking for The Sensitive Gut at the Ilkley Literature Festival
Do you have IBS and struggle to know what you can eat? Then why not come and see our lecture demonstration at The Ilkley Literature Festival in St Margaret’s Hall … Continue reading
No, it’s not all in your head, but at least you can do something about that.
If IBS is all is your head, can somebody tell me how dietary fibre cures depression? … Continue reading
When you and your doctor should be concerned.
A woman came up to me at The Allergy and Free-from Show recently. She looked embarrassed and deeply unhappy. ‘Sometimes when I get an urge to go to the … Continue reading
IBS: post modern medical nemesis.
The history of medicine over the last 100 years has been nothing short of miraculous. The diseases that used to kill millions: smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, typhus, cholera, pneumonia have all … Continue reading
The best person to treat your IBS
From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery … Continue reading
The enigma of probiotics for IBS. Should you decide?
My friend and colleague, Julie Thompson and her collaborators from The British Dietetic Association, have recently published a systematic analysis on the role of probiotics in IBS. In a recent … Continue reading